Grant Stewart, President and CEO of Stewart Filmscreen, Dies


On Tuesday, Oct. 27, CEO and president of Stewart Filmscreen, Grant Stewart, died at age 60 after a battle with cancer. A third-generation leader of Stewart Filmscreen, Grant was the grandson of Stewart Filmscreen founder Roy Stewart. Under Grant’s leadership, the company developed  products such as the Director’s Choice line of screens, the award-winning LuminEsse “edgeless” rigid front projection system, and the value-positioned Cima line.

Grant is survived by his wife Mary, who retains ownership of the company, their two children, father Pat and the rest of the Stewart family. Grant’s cousins, Tom and Don Stewart, will work with Mary to guide day-to-day operations.

“During this difficult time, we would like to thank all our employees, reps, dealers, and supporters for their many years of devotion to the Stewart product line and to the Stewart family, in particular,” said Don Stewart. “Wednesday was a sad day in our company’s history. We have lost a great leader, an innovator in the industry, a devoted family member, and a close friend. We ask you to please keep Grant’s family in your thoughts and prayers as they go through the grieving process.

At this time, a public memorial service is not planned. In lieu of flowers and other sentiments, contributions can be made in Grant Stewart’s name to the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Tex. or to the U.S. Biathlon Team, in New Gloucester, Maine. Specific information about donation options or other aspects of this announcement can be obtained from Katye (McGregor) Bennett of KMB Communications, Inc. by emailing or phoning (425) 328-8640.

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